This Sheet Pan Salmon recipe is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner and can be doubled for crowds! Full of protein and omega 3’s plus added nutrients from the vegetables!
Since being pregnant I have fallen more in love with sheet pan dinners because they are so easy and are full meals that can be cooked all at once. By the end of the day I am pooped but I mean we still have to eat right?
If you haven’t cooked much salmon, I can tell you it cooks fast and you do not want to overcook it! So while it is an easy meal, just make sure it doesn’t become dry.
Salmon is also a favorite of mine because it’s so versatile, similar to chicken. You can eat it on salads, cook it in a variety of ways, and you can stuff it or encrust it for even more flavor!
Why Is Salmon Good for You
As we mentioned, salmon is a great source of omega 3’s which are considered essential. This means that our bodies can’t make these fats so we have to get them from our diet. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation and to help with lowering blood pressure.
Salmon is also a great source of protein. Every serving (3.5oz) contains between 22-25 grams. Many people often forget about seafood being a good protein source, most choose chicken or beef.
Each filet is packed full of B vitamins which aid in energy production, controlling inflammation, and is heart and brain healthy.
Eating salmon on a regular basis may also help lower bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol.
Ingredients for Sheet Pan Salmon
Salmon filets – you can use fresh or frozen. If you choose to use frozen let it thaw completely before seasoning.
Spices – paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin, ground red pepper
Potato – we are using a sweet potato, but you could also choose your favorite variety
Brussels Sprouts – this is one of our favorite pairings for salmon. If you don’t like brussels sprouts you can swap these for broccoli.
This ingredient list is meant for two people, so feel free to double it for more people or for meal prepping.
How To Make a Sheet Pan Dinner with Salmon
Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss your sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts in a little oil and the spices in a medium bowl.
Roast the veggies first, and in the meantime drizzle a little oil on the salmon filets to coat evenly.
Use the remaining spices to rub the salmon. Once the veggies have cooked for about 15 minutes, add the salmon to the middle of the pan. Scoot the veggies over to the sides and finish baking!
How Do You Tell When Salmon is Done?
You can always use a thermometer to test the internal temperature at the thickest part of the filet, which should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you use a fork and gently press down on the salmon, you should be able to flake the filet. When it starts flaking that means it is done.
While the veggies may last a little longer, cooked salmon is good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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Easy Sheet Pan Salmon
- 2 4-6 oz salmon fillets
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato chopped
- 2 cups brussel sprouts quartered
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
- Toss sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts with 2 tsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes.
- While veggies are baking, combine paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and ground red pepper in a bowl.
- Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil on your salmon and coat evenly. Rub the spice mixture on each salmon.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Give the vegetables a stir,and move them to the sides of the pan. Arrange salmon in the center of the pan. Bake until the sweet potatoes are tender and the salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!